Refereeing Q&A

Refereeing Q&A

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Q&APosted by Alan Ford (League Secretary) Sun, February 05, 2017 10:32:00
Hi Dean, Can you clarify the questions below. 1) Are you allowed to turn?....................... 2) Are you allowed to play the ball between your legs as in tennis and squash ie with racket behind yur back and play ball forward between yr legs. 3) If you dont jump / stay on one or two of your feet ie feet dont leave the floor can the ball pass between your legs without touching skin or clothing an d you play it off the back wall. Cheers Alan

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Posted by Dean Clayton Sun, February 05, 2017 11:50:23

Thanks Alan. Answers below:

1) Turning is not forbidden by the current rules.

2) There's nothing in the rules to stop anyone playing the ball between their legs though there's obviously a risk to their physical well-being. It seems to happen quite a lot in the professional game these days.

3) As long as the ball doesn't touch the player or anything worn or carried by them, they are at liberty to play the ball after it passes between their legs, whether or not they stay on the floor.

Hope this helps.